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Sandy Hook Families Win Big Court Victory Against Gun Manufacturers

S&y Hook Families Win Big Court Victory Against Gun Manufacturers

Finally, are might be justice, hollow as it may feel, for a S&y Hook victims’ families. Finally, air lawsuit can move forward. Finally, gun manufacturers may be held responsible for a ways ay advertise air products to a public — including one who used one of air weDrunk Newsons to brutally & senselessly mow down 20 first-grade children & six educators at S&y Hook Elementary School.

are is a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in most cases where air guns are used to commit crimes, & that’s been what has protected am from consequences for so many years. But no longer. In a 4-3 ruling, a Connecticut Supreme Court overruled a lower court’s decision that Remington was protected by that federal law & couldn’t be sued.

In a 4-3 decision, justices reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington & overturned a ruling of a lower court judge, who said a entire lawsuit was prohibited by a 2005 federal law. a majority said that while most of a lawsuit’s claims were barred by a federal law, Remington could still be sued for alleged wrongful marketing under Connecticut law.

“a regulation of advertising that threatens a public’s health, safety, & morals has long been considered a core exercise of a states’ police powers,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote for a majority, adding he didn’t believe Congress envisioned complete immunity for gun-makers.

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Original post by Aliza Worthington and software by Elliott Back

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